The second largest city in Syria with its three million people it offers the hospitality of the north.
The central Citadel was buildt in the 12th. century,and is an impressive sight today with its large bridge crossing the surrounding moat. Most the buildings within are in ruins due to earthquakes and wars.
The citadel is the best viewpoint of the city as it is located on a hill overlooking the whole area.
The old town of Aleppo can offer its visitor a traditional souq where one is bound to end up buing something as the sellers there are as intense as in the rest of the region.
Since the start of the civil war Aleppo has been fiercely contested by government forces and opposition fighters.